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Emer’s First Geocache | The Geocaching Junkie

On 30th August at 9:59am, we welcomed our daughter Emer in to the world. Nineteen days later, we are still getting to know each other and finding our way as a family of three. While we haven’t managed to make it to a geocaching event yet – we’re still working our time management – we… Read More Emer’s First Geocache | The Geocaching Junkie

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Virtual Reward Caches: One Year On | The Geocaching Junkie

On 24th August 2017, Geocaching HQ announced the release of Virtual Rewards, whereby selected geocachers were given the chance to create new virtuals. Virtual caches were ‘grandfathered’ in 2005, meaning no new caches of this type could be created, but those already in existence could continue on. According to the Geocaching Help Center, the option… Read More Virtual Reward Caches: One Year On | The Geocaching Junkie

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8 Things I’ve Learned in 5 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

On 25th August 2013, I somewhat sceptically found my first ever geocache in my hometown of Bray, Co Wicklow. From the moment I put my hand on that bottle-top micro and dubiously asked “is this it?”, I was hooked. In a lot of ways – and at the risk of sounding a tad dramatic – geocaching… Read More 8 Things I’ve Learned in 5 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

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9 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography | The Geocaching Junkie

A keen interest in photography is one of the many gifts that geocaching has given me. In 2014 – my first full year of being a geocacher – I uploaded 900 photographs to a Facebook album entitled ‘Geocaching 2014’. I started this blog at the end of that year, and my passing interest quickly became… Read More 9 Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography | The Geocaching Junkie

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Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire | The Geocaching Junkie

Whenever we visit my husband’s family in Derbyshire, we usually spend a few hours in the market town of Chesterfield, which means I’ve basically cleared out the geocaches within walking distance of the town centre. I was very pleased to see a virtual reward cache published there in October 2017. I finally managed to visit… Read More Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire | The Geocaching Junkie

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Washington D.C. Part 3: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial | The Geocaching Junkie

The last part of our epic trip to Washington D.C. was a visit to a small selection of the memorials in West Potomac Park. After a lot of walking in the 90°F heat already that day, I didn’t think my pregnant self could take the extra 1.5km trek to the end of the park from the… Read More Washington D.C. Part 3: Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial | The Geocaching Junkie

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Washington D.C. Part 2: U.S. Capitol & the National Mall | The Geocaching Junkie

After unexpectedly spending an entire day at the Smithsonian National Zoo, we had one full day remaining in D.C. and lots left to do and see! We had one appointment set for the day and that was a tour of the Capitol Building. We started the day with three great geocaches on our way to… Read More Washington D.C. Part 2: U.S. Capitol & the National Mall | The Geocaching Junkie

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Washington D.C. Part 1: White House, Arlington Cemetery & National Zoo | The Geocaching Junkie

While visiting family in New Jersey at the end of April, the muggle and I decided to book a few days in Washington D.C. to see the sights of the U.S. federal capital. I was in D.C. once before, when I was 17, and of course, I wasn’t geocaching then, so I was excited to… Read More Washington D.C. Part 1: White House, Arlington Cemetery & National Zoo | The Geocaching Junkie

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Hidden Creatures Souvenirs Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

It feels like only yesterday we were making the long – and sometimes arduous – trek through the solar system in pursuit of planets, but the new souvenir promotion from Geocaching.com has just been announced and it’s only around the corner, so it’s time to start making a new plan! What’s the Theme and When… Read More Hidden Creatures Souvenirs Explained | The Geocaching Junkie

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6 Reasons I’ll Give Your Geocache a Favourite Point | The Geocaching Junkie

Are you a favourite point hoarder or do you just give them away for any old reason? I got to thinking about this recently when I was logging the geocaches we found while on holiday in the U.S. It turns out, I’m a bit of an FP squirrel. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise… Read More 6 Reasons I’ll Give Your Geocache a Favourite Point | The Geocaching Junkie